Teaching

The Studio – The Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York USA
Session 7 – Instructor July 18 – 29 2011

Scandinavian Glassblowing
This class will provide an introduction to Scandinavian glassblowing and hot glass decorating in both contemporary and traditional contexts. Students will learn about the Scandinavian style and traditions of design and aesthetics in glass. With this and the blown form as a starting point, students will be encouraged to experiment and apply their energy to developing and realizing their individual projects. The course will focus on idea development and on specific qualities of glass, such as opacity/transparency, optics, and form.One year of glassblowing experience is required.

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer 2010 Studio Course Catalog

The Studio – The Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York USA
Session 1 – Instructor May 30 – June 10 2010

Scandinavian focus

This class will introduce to Scandinavian glass making in contemporary and traditional context.
Students will be introduced to a wide range of Swedish style glassblowing and hot glass decoration techniques. Lectures and conversations will focus on the Scandinavian tradition of design and aesthetics in glass.
With this and the blown form as a starting point, students will be encouraged to focus on their own language of form in glass. With emphasis on experimentation and the creative process, students will apply their energy to developing and realizing their individual projects.
Critiques and discussions will focus on idea development and attention will be brought to the specific qualities of glass, such as opacity/transparency, optics and form.

One-year glassblowing experience required.

 

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Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Dear Isle, Maine, USA
Session 3 Instructor June 28th – July 10th 2009

Scandinavian Mirror
This class will use the contemporary and historical glass scene in Scandinavia as a mirror for
our studio practice. Daily demonstrations will introduce students to a broad variety of Swedish glass blowing and hot glass decoration techniques. Lectures and discussions will center on the Scandinavian tradition of form and design in glass, where we will be looking at both the industrial context and the studio glass scene. With these elements as a starting point, and with emphasis on experimentation and process, students will apply their energy to developing and realizing individual projects. Awareness will be given to form, decoration, and the specific qualities of glass, such as optics, tactility, and texture. Discussions and critique will focus on the creative process and idea development. Experimentation and curiosity will be encouraged. Minimum of 1 year glass blowing experience required.

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gkskolen
The Danish Design School Bornholm

Nexø, Bornholm, Denmark

 

Faculty 2001 – 2008
The Danish Design School on Bornholm, formerly known as The Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm offers a three-year advanced education under the Danish Ministry of Culture that qualifies artist craftsmen in the field of glass or ceramics.

The education shall provide students with a thorough knowledge of craft techniques and materials and qualify students to design and develop glass or ceramics to a high artistic standard.
Through personal identification with the craft´s specific materials, techniques and forms coupled with theoretical studies, the students shall acquire the technical, aesthetic and analytical qualifications that are essential for carrying out assignments in the field of glass or ceramics.

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Pilchuck Glass School
Seattle, Washington, USA
Session 3 Instructor 1 – 18 July 2008

Scandinavian Form
Awareness of form, aesthetics, and the intrinsic merits of glass – optic, texture and tactility – is the essential to the Scandinavian artistic process. Using the blown form as a starting point, this course will spotlight the Scandinavian glassmaking and design tradition. Daily demos will center on Swedish glassblowing techniques. A broad range of lectures and discussion about Scandinavian form and design, both historical and contemporary, will inspire students to use their personally developed language of form. Emphasis on the creative process, instruction and critique will give the beginning student inspiration and technical know-how.

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The Studio – The Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York USA
Session 5 – Instructor 18 – 23 July 2005

This class was co-taught with Jocelyne Prince
This Class will be an active investigation into the advantages and limitations of combining casting and blowing techniques. Students will explore theseideas through rigorous hands-on practice. On the casting side of the class, students will look at methods that encoorage the development of new processes, exploring the possibilities of casting into organic molds, assembled wood molds, sand molds (CO2) and molds that use mix 6. In terms of blowing, students will look at the ways in which Swedish blowing techniques can facilitate casting pick-ups, and bubble set-ups for these mold blown pieces. Daily demos will provide a plethora of examples, and individual help and critique should give students the inspiration and technical know-how to realize their projects.

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Susanne Jøker Johnsen